I changed the 12v under hood battery on my 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid yesterday and didn't follow the steps afterwards and just drove off and it died and now will not stay started. Help.

Asked by Dec 01, 2013 at 08:02 AM about the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed out my 2005 escape battery at Advance auto yesterday and just drove 20 feet
before it died and now will not stay started. Is there a solution to how I can fix the issue
and get my escape running again. It's in a public parking lot now.

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Ok here is what I have found. When changing the battery in a FEH you will need to check your manual for the relearn procedures. With out going thru these procedures you will either have poor idling or a no start condition. Also they say to make sure you cleaned all the corrosion off the battery connections.

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